Faezeh Hashemi: Prisoner of the day

Ayatollah Rafsanjani's daughter arrested

ICHRI: According to Iranian state news agency IRNA, quoting the news website of Tehran Revolutionary and General Courts, former Member of the Iranian Parliament and Editor-in-Chief of the banned newspaper Zan, Faezeh Hashemi was arrested on Saturday night in Tehran, in order to begin serving her six-month prison term.

On 3 January, Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court, which has tried hundreds of cases of post-election detainees under Judge Salavati, sentenced Faezeh Hashemi to six months in prison and a five-year ban from political, cultural, and press activities on charges of “propaganda against the regime.” The lower court proceedings were conducted behind closed doors and Faezeh Hashemi's lawyer, Gholamali Riahi, represented her in court.

After a Tehran Appeals Court upheld Faezeh Hashemi's sentence in full, a source close to Hashemi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that, “She believes that carrying out this sentence will provide support to political prisoners and their families, and it will also be a good experience. That’s why she welcomes it” as an act of solidarity, the source added.

Faezeh Hashemi is the daughter of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, head of the Islamic Republic’s Expediency Council. Faezeh Hashemi has headed the Islamic Federation of Women’s Sports since 1990 and is a former Member of the Iranian Parliament. In June 2011, a group of unidentified people stormed and vandalized her offices at the Federation. No investigations were ever carried out to find the perpetrators.

At the time of Faezeh Hashemi’s trial in the lower court, ISNA News Agency reported that her interview with Rooz Online, an opposition news website published outside Iran, was the reason for her charge of “propaganda against the regime.” In that interview, Faezeh Hashemi spoke of the “organized” nature of plainclothes forces, stating, “presently, the country is managed by thugs and plainclothes forces who are bought with money, positions, and clout."


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Honor among dozdha

by MRX on

This is just internal struggle among thiefs and looters. Daddy probably didn't greece some one. As soon as he does, she will be released. After release, she may move to London and or D.C, joining green the movement, appearing on talk shows in VOA and BBC and lecturing about virtues of secular progrssive democracy!


She is the daughter of criminal merdurer moghol Rafsanjani

by rain bow movment on

All of Rafsanjani's family are part of Islamic criminal thug regime,which looting the country. they took the money to Canada .now  seaid ali gedaie doozd wants some the money and took faezeh as a hostage .the dog eat dog, let it be.



Sad to see an Iranian put in jail for her free speech

by Liberated on

Yet the in-fighting amongst the Islamist thugs is a nice thing to see.

Next revitalization of MEK.

Lets face it the only match for a cult of thugs is another cult of thugs.

The IRI has taken Iran down a path of war and distruction.  Unless a brisk resisatance from within, the war seems inevitable.

Shazde Asdola Mirza

“Propaganda against the regime” ... Shame on this Israel agent!

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

“Presently, the country is managed by thugs and plainclothes forces who are bought with money, positions, and clout."

She must be hanged!

tehran e Azad

Bye bye IRI!

by tehran e Azad on

Maryamjoon Israel will really soon stick

In your butt!  


درود بر تمام زندانیان سیاسی


ننگ بر آنانیکه از این زندانیان شجاع برای هدف شخصی خود سؤ استفاده میکنند

Iranians of all walks of life taking a stand for their freedom and just rights.  They are to be commanded and supported by all freedom loving folks.


  Iranians need to stand united in their support for these brave souls, support their goals and aspiration for a  free independent and prospers Iran. 

 Foreign nations which thru their apartheid policy practice the same insanity and unjust detentions cannot be a good example for the future of Iran and need not to apply. 


'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



One at a time

by Sasan.Khoramdin on

After Islamist Rapist Rejime is gone, and Asads Rejime distroyed, it will be time for Iraiel mufia rejime to leave Palestine land. I predict, Ali cholagh, and his Basij army, will be looking for residence in Somalia, or Sudan.


Israeli regime change for Fred's sake

by MaryamJoon on

Backbreaking airtight boycott plus intentional quarantine of Israel is a must so the Jewish people can prove to the world they can live alongside the Palestinians in peace and not apartheid.


Bozak Namir Bahar miyad....

by Sasan.Khoramdin on

Islamist Rapist Rejime is on it's way out, there is no other alternative, people of Iran will get rid of this Mufia Rejime , and take thier country back. The whole world is standing behind them, and will come to thier aid at the right time. 

First Amendment


by First Amendment on

I can't wait for the day when convicts are forewarned of the date when their sentence is scheduled to be carried out, thus making an arrest at home, unnecessary..........that would be the next step for Iran's judiciary system integration into the global modern justice mindset.......the other differences are intangible.....or something.......


Regime change, specially for Faezeh's sake

by Fred on

Messianic Islamist Rapists, “reformers” and all have proven to be reform-proof.

Regime change by Iranians for Iranians is the only way to end the 34 year long human rights nightmare.

Backbreaking airtight sanctions plus air/naval quarantine is a must.